Different Approaches to Parenting and its Impact on Children of Divorce

We often work with clients going through a separation or divorce who have conflicts revolving around their different parenting styles or values when it comes to parenting. Although these differences are common between parents, they can become a real...

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Do we have to be “amicable” to mediate our divorce?

  Many couples contemplating divorce are under the false impression that they must get along and be “amicable” to mediate their divorce or separation.  This is a common misconception.  The truth is that the vast majority of mediation clients will,...

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Co-parenting and divorce mediation

With the best interests of your children in mind, at New York Divorce Mediation Group we often bring the opportunity and benefits of Co-parenting into the divorce mediation conversation. When any family breaks apart there will be changes in every...

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Spousal support – what is it, when is it appropriate, how much and for how long.

In our Divorce Mediation practice, we often come upon situations where one spouse will need to provide financial support to the other spouse for a period of time and, far less often, permanently. This type of spousal support is...

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Addressing college costs during divorce mediation

There will be many decisions affecting the family that will be negotiated amicably during divorce mediation. For spouses with children in divorce mediation one area that is important to address is how to deal with future college costs. Regardless...

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Cost Comparison between divorce and mediation

When married couples have decided to separate or divorce, we are often  asked about the financial benefits of mediation over a traditional divorce. One of the most  frequent topics of discussion - on both the husband's AND the wife's side -...

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Children, divorce, separation and mediation: what and when to tell them

When you and your spouse are separating, or about  to divorce, how you communicate and what you actually say about this situation to your children will have direct impact on how they perceive their future family relationships. As parents you want to protect...

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The Stay At Home Mom — Entering the Workforce After Divorce

The Stay At Home Mom -- Entering the Workforce After Divorce. Have you stayed at home with your children throughout your marriage? After a divorce, the financial and practical responsibility of taking care of yourself and your children can seem overwhelming....

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Two Paths: Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Court – The Differences

Making the decision to get a divorce can take years of stressful buildup. To make matters worse, the end of your marriage often symbolizes the beginning of a very complicated process.  However, the divorce proceedings don’t have to be...

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Should we get separated?

  This is a very personal question and one that only you can really answer.  Many couples come to a mutual agreement that it is best to physically separate from each other. They may have been in couples counseling and...

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